Newsletter 16th January 2022: My worst failure of 2021😢 and weekend bonus

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When you’re doing well in business, people tend to only see the successes.

The failures get hidden under the rug.

But everyone has them.

I didn’t just have one failure in 2021; I had a few.

They were just camouflaged by a whole lot of successful product launches in my Simple Happiness Biz shop.

I’ve talked about my worst failure a few times but not in my newsletter.

The thing is, I also have an Etsy shop with 12 products which made a total of 8 sales.

That’s 8 sales all year! The shop on my site makes more than that on average in a day. 😱

And I spent a fortune on Etsy courses and products to help.

But didn’t make it work.

Is there something wrong with Etsy as a business model?

Absolutely not! The blame is all mine.

You see, I bought the courses but never got around to putting them into action.

That’s like joining the gym and never going. (Something I’ve also been known to do.)

The thing that got all my focus – my PLR store – got all the success.

My poor neglected Etsy store got nothing.

So the results are just like you’d expect.

Will I get around to Etsy at some point?

Yes! I won’t let it beat me, but I did find out I don’t like the process of loading products up there so I will have to get help with that.

Probably not this year because my focus is still not on Etsy and I don’t want to take my eyes off what I’m already doing.

But sometime, I’ll crack it and let you know when I do. 😊

Meanwhile, don’t be afraid to fail in one thing to give another thing more of your time and attention.

Focus is, and always will be, the key to success.

Extra Bonus this Weekend (for action takers!)

Buy anything through any of my links in this newsletter today (or yesterday’s newsletter but purchases prior to Saturday do not count!) then send me your receipt (to [email protected]) and you’ll receive a bonus of 250 printable ideas that you could create for your next product or lead magnet. Never be stuck for an idea again. You’ll get this on Tuesday. On top of any other bonuses you see in the newsletter.

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“Freedom Journaling! How to Write Your Dreams into Reality in Just Minutes a Day” is the perfect product for selling to your audience if they are into journaling or self development. 

It’s a full 4-module course to help people achieve their dreams.

And as with all Coach Glue courses, you’ll also benefit from taking it yourself. It’s amazing how much a journaling practice affects our success. If you haven’t tried it, you’ll be amazed. It’s that focus thing again 😊 

Anyway, use Promo Code 2022 to get this for $97 (saving a massive $200 off the regular $297 price.) BUT ONLY FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS

I have my copy. Will you get yours?

Freedom Journaling

Fantastic value for this ready made product. Spend a few days to add your own touches and branding and you’ll have an awesome product to launch without spending weeks or months creating something yourself from scratch.

Get all the details on Freedom Journaling here

Goal Setting

Or how about a Goal Setting Bootcamp with even more of a reduction? This one is just $47 with promo code 47 for something you definitely need in your product suite.

I have this too. What can I say? I love these Coach Glue products.

See more on the Goal Setting Bootcamp ready-to-sell training course here.

LAST DAY: Tiny Course Empire on sale

One of things that puts us off taking action is when we think our goal will take forever..

That course that you were thinking of creating which is all singing all dancing…

What if you spend all year on it and then it doesn’t sell?

Don’t put yourself through that stress.

Create smaller manageable products.

Test out what your audience is looking for.

And then create your bigger course at the right time.

Naturally, there’s more to it than that, but Cindy is a master of creating shorter courses that pack a whole lot of value.

Her Tiny Course Empire product “How to Earn Big Profits with Low-Cost Digital Products” is no exception.

It’s on sale this weekend so it’s a great time to grab it.

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A superb product to get you taking action and creating course after course.

Without getting overwhelmed.

Grab this super popular course today using code TCE60 to get 60% off the already low price and put it to work. 

It will seriously change the way you go about creating products.


Alice has created 100 Worksheets and Printables on popular self development topics. They are perfect for creating journals, planners, and lead magnets. Add your logo and branding and you can give these a completely different look.

This whole package is only $27 when you use coupon code WORKSHEETS right now.  (And the same coupon will work for another $20 reduction if you also want her upsell journal and planner booster pack.) .

Work Sheets


Coach Glue Planner

There’s 50% off every Coach Glue planner right now!

They are perfect for planning out your own business, but they also come with commercial rights so that you have a product to sell too.

That makes them a fantastic deal for your business.

Choose anything on this page including the planners above (there are around 40 fantastic products in all) and use coupon code 50 to get the 50% discount making most of these substantial products a fantastic deal at just $23.50 instead of $47.


Look forward to spring and plan your days to make the most of the season with the latest product in the Simple Happiness Biz shop.

This Spring Bucket List printable has 28 pages and comes as a ready-decorated PDF and also in template form for Canva and Powerpoint.

Edit and brand the product if you wish, use it yourself, sell it in your store, or use it as an opt in for your list as this comes with PLR commercial rights.

Just $9.95 during launch with coupon code SPRINGDEAL  Get all the details here

Spring Bucket List

As this concludes our bucket list series, you could grab the whole year of bucket lists instead (all updated to 2022) for a no brainer price of $27 (regularly $67)  with coupon code WHOLEYEAR. This offer is on the same page as the Spring Bucket list. Just scroll down to see it.

This bundle has been priced low enough to be worth it even if you own one or two of the products. (But you don’t need to buy just to get the updates if you already bought these last year. The 2022 updates are already in your account.💖)

Bucket List


Publish for Prosperity has a crazy deal this week with a eight for one offer on her white label courses. You could build a whole business with these without having to start from scratch with anything.

Happiness Mindset Tricks: 10 Simple Ways to Choose More Happiness in Your Life Every Day ($97 value)
How to Earn the Big Bucks and Become the CEO of Your Business ($97 value)
Ideas for Making Money on the Fly ($97 value)
Repurposing to Maximize Your Content ($97 value)
Storytelling to Connect with Your Audience and Sell More Products ($97 value)
47 Life and Business Success Secrets – 2019 ($97 value)
48 Running a Successful Affiliate Program Success Secrets – 2020 ($97 value)
49 Lifestyle Freedom Success Secrets – 2021 ($97 value)

Seeing is believing so take a look at everything on offer.

I know, right? There’s so much. Don’t miss out!

Bonus: To encourage you to try PLR products, I’m offering a bonus $40 voucher to my store if you get these through my link, making your purchase even better value. Just send your receipt to [email protected]


Grab this gorgeous digital planner with full commercial rights and a zero price tag (This one doesn’t qualify for extra bonus of course because zero LOL But if you get the superb value upsell it does!)

You can change this into any kind of quarterly digital planner you like, change the design, brand it, sell it or create a lead magnet from it.

Grab your gift here.

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Enjoy what’s left of your weekend and I’ll be back soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good




P.S. Don’t forget you can get 52% off all of April’s Daily Deals in January – there are quite a  few to choose from now. April creates great quality done for you PLR, brilliant for boosting the content on your site as well as creating products. She will have three new things on 52% off sale every day in January, but if you missed the ones you want, don’t worry because you can see all the deals here. 😊

Use code 2022 to get 52% off everything. Buy just one thing to get my extra bonus!

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I will receive a small commission if you buy through my affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on, but the product will not cost you more.


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